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11-25-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Korina

IMHO, I agree with Darth Lefty; get the biggest,...

IMHO, I agree with Darth Lefty; get the biggest, squishiest tires you can put on and ride it! Squishy tires can do a lot to give you a comfy ride, without the extra weight and cost of a suspension...
11-25-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 72,602
Posted By Korina

Been there, done that, got the road rash (and...

Been there, done that, got the road rash (and sprained arm, broken hand, and pinched and bashed bits).
Any idea what's up with the bike I posted? Is it really old, or fairly modern? I gather it's...
11-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 72,602
Posted By Korina

Ouch! That's so awful I rolled my eyes too hard....

Ouch! That's so awful I rolled my eyes too hard. 🌽 :lol:
11-25-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 72,602
Posted By Korina

What do you call a GT (Talera) without that third...

What do you call a GT (Talera) without that third triangle?? It just looks wrong.

https://images.craigslist.org/01313_iyi4bhVTf03_0lM0t2_1200x900.jpg
11-24-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 360
Posted By Korina

Here's a list of RJ the Bike Guy YT videos for...

Here's a list of RJ the Bike Guy YT videos for that. HTH

youtube.com/results?search_query=rj+the+bike+guy+grip+shifter+cable+replacement+

EDIT: It really wants to be a video, not a link, so...
11-23-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14,108
Views: 3,058,619
Posted By Korina

What? It's only a little melted. :D

What? It's only a little melted. :D
11-23-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,504
Posted By Korina

For anyone interested, the state has released its...

For anyone interested, the state has released its report (https://calsta.ca.gov/-/media/calsta-media/documents/sb-1029-assessment-of-ncra-report-to-legislature-111220.pdf), an assessment of the NCRA...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Korina

^ ^ ^ What they said. ^ ^ ^

^ ^ ^ What they said. ^ ^ ^
11-22-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59,015
Views: 8,692,984
Posted By Korina

True; it does explain why it's so clean.

True; it does explain why it's so clean.
11-21-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Korina

I've had that exact frameset hanging for over a...

I've had that exact frameset hanging for over a year now. I should probably do something with it.
11-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 59,015
Views: 8,692,984
Posted By Korina

Pretty, pretty bike. We have too many bikes, and...

Pretty, pretty bike. We have too many bikes, and don't usually do aluminum, but this is tempting (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378034720066410/). Look at those welds!
ETA: Here's the...
11-20-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,508
Posted By Korina

NDS; pull the pedal up with right foot, push...

NDS; pull the pedal up with right foot, push down, and use leverage to push me into the saddle. Lefty too, but this is how I learned.
I think this may be why noobs tend to take NDS pics; getting on...
11-17-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,215
Posted By Korina

Glitter is evil stuff; it ends up in the...

Glitter is evil stuff; it ends up in the waterways (everything ends up in the waterways) and acts like a tiny lure to the small animals, who eat it and starve to death and/or it works its way up the...
11-17-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Korina

It really depends on you, so experiment! Start...

It really depends on you, so experiment! Start with plenty of layers and see when and how much you get overheated. Bring something to carry the extra clothes in. You'll figure out pretty fast what...
11-17-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,823
Posted By Korina

As others have said, priorities. Move the car...

As others have said, priorities. Move the car into a car canopy...
11-12-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Korina

When a Car Adman joins the bike side

Thought some advocacy might be nice:

https://sf.streetsblog.org/2020/11/05/reprogramming-60-years-of-car-culture-marketing/#new_tab
11-11-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,926
Posted By Korina

I find my Maxxis DTHs to be pretty fast, but then...

I find my Maxxis DTHs to be pretty fast, but then speed isn't a priority for me. They're also grippy, squishy, and no flats yet. Yet. I've been recommending them to everyone. That said, there are...
11-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Korina

I run mine 40 in the back 30 in the front, almost...

I run mine 40 in the back 30 in the front, almost exclusively on pavement, although some of our pavement needs air quotes, so "pavement". I took them on gravel recently, and they performed well.
...
11-11-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,926
Posted By Korina

Did you find one? IME the fastest tire will...

Did you find one? IME the fastest tire will really depend on your conditions; flat? steep? smooth asphalt? chunky used-to-be-asphalt? clean? thick with debris and broken glass?
11-09-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,345
Posted By Korina

Stop, get off the bike, and call 911. Duh! ...

Stop, get off the bike, and call 911. Duh!

Oh, and stay there to warn others until help arrives.
11-08-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,887
Posted By Korina

My husband picked up a late '80s Allez, and we're...

My husband picked up a late '80s Allez, and we're having trouble finding a serial #. We checked the bottom bracket, chain stays, dropouts, the works. Any suggestions where else to look?
11-08-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Korina

Paul Brodie's on YouTube!

Thanks to Diane Jenks of The Outspoken Cyclist (https://outspokencyclist.com/) podcast, who interviewed Paul. Even if you're not a frame builder, he's pretty interesting.
...
11-08-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By Korina

Congratulations on your wife's good taste! :thumb:

Congratulations on your wife's good taste! :thumb:
11-08-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By Korina

There's a saying that wherever your relationship...

There's a saying that wherever your relationship is headed, a tandem will get it there faster. :D
11-08-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,230
Posted By Korina

And yet "safe amounts" of toxic substances are...

And yet "safe amounts" of toxic substances are based on 160 lb. man, not a 40 lb. child. It's a weird, wild world.
11-08-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Korina

one4smoke , have you checked out the Regional...

one4smoke , have you checked out the Regional Discussion Forum's Southeast subforum (https://www.bikeforums.net/southeast/)?
11-08-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Korina

Damn the OP is lucky. Just last week a local...

Damn the OP is lucky. Just last week a local cyclist was killed in the exact same situation. Of course, the cops are blaming the cyclist, even though there's plenty of blame to go around; cyclist,...
11-08-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Korina

I ran into a rash of forks in the road but they...

I ran into a rash of forks in the road but they were all flattened. :D
11-08-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 196,314
Posted By Korina

New to this; we're looking to purchase a bike in...

New to this; we're looking to purchase a bike in St. Louis, MO and have it transported to Arcata, CA. The thought would be to have a kind C&Ver transport it to a bike shop for packing and shipping,...
11-06-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Korina

Another case of victim blaming. :lol:

Another case of victim blaming. :lol:
11-06-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,472
Posted By Korina

I had a weird incident last year. We have small,...

I had a weird incident last year. We have small, residential blocks here, with light traffic; I was coming to my left turn, so I signaled and took the lane about the middle of the block. A man in a...
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Korina

I'll take the silence to mean it's not an...

I'll take the silence to mean it's not an interesting vintage saddle, but indeed junk. Thanks.
11-05-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Korina

I don't know if it's better or worse that I know...

I don't know if it's better or worse that I know now. There is zip for gravel around here.
11-04-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By Korina

It doesn't get all that cold here, but the...

It doesn't get all that cold here, but the windchill hurts. Until I discovered the joys of downhill ski gloves, which are windproof and lined. Those will take me from the low 50'sF to upper 30's,...
11-04-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,405
Posted By Korina

Or when it's near freezing and you're riding too...

Or when it's near freezing and you're riding too fast on an aluminum trail bridge. I felt my front wheel starting to go out, but the side tread was able to grab and I didn't quite go down. I'm more...
11-04-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Korina

I had a handlebar mount like the 4th pic down;...

I had a handlebar mount like the 4th pic down; kept it for a year, then threw it out a few months ago. Last week I realized it might have made a great mount for my mirror. So it goes.
11-04-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Korina

I'm dusting off my old thread; I finally made it...

I'm dusting off my old thread; I finally made it out to Hammond Truck Rd.! There's good news and bad news. The good news is that's it's a real road, and looks like a dream to ride. The bad news is...
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Korina

Any news?

Any news?
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Korina

Bontrager Cycles saddle

Seller wants $5. Is it a thing?

https://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_bK2ql2TPiCA_07g09G_1200x900.jpg
11-03-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,873
Posted By Korina

The Hammond Trail looking south towards the...

The Hammond Trail looking south towards the bridge.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1919_71da495b4e5506868ccd96c66f3f89929a5dd5e3.jpg
11-02-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,175
Posted By Korina

I have Maxxis DTHs on my bike, and love them....

I have Maxxis DTHs on my bike, and love them. Fast, plush, grippy, and so far at least, no flats. My hybrid is a '92 RockHopper converted into my sturdy steel street steed and 26" x 2.15" tires fit...
10-24-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By Korina

Well then itís a good thing you donít have to do...

Well then itís a good thing you donít have to do anything to it. Ride and enjoy. :)
10-12-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7,587
Views: 1,994,503
Posted By Korina

Better; Donut Mill.

Better; Donut Mill.
10-08-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,158
Posted By Korina

Nice. What bar is that?

Nice. What bar is that?
10-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,893
Posted By Korina

Not all of it; the hubster scored an '84 garage...

Not all of it; the hubster scored an '84 garage queen Stumpie and an '88/'89 Allez for reasonable prices. He lucked out hard.

But yes, both my LBSs are still mostly full of repair bikes.
10-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,060
Posted By Korina

Hunh?

Hunh?
10-05-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7,587
Views: 1,994,503
Posted By Korina

Actually it was full of donuts, but he caption is...

Actually it was full of donuts, but he caption is a Buckaroo Banzai quote. :)
10-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,587
Views: 1,994,503
Posted By Korina

Maxxis DTHs are da bomb! I'm riding 26"x2.15" and...

Maxxis DTHs are da bomb! I'm riding 26"x2.15" and they're squishy and grippy and no flats so far. For more options, there's a thread for that...
10-03-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By Korina

Okay, clipless it is!

Okay, clipless it is!
09-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By Korina

They're new to riding bikes; it's easier to start...

They're new to riding bikes; it's easier to start with flat pedals until you figure out what does and doesn't work for you, then experiment with different pedals, handlebars, etc. YMMV, of course.
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